12 movies inspired by books to see this fall

Oct 25 2016 by
Categories : Movies & TV

Behind every great film is a page turner.

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    The Girl on the Train

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    Release day: Now in theatres
    Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett and Justin Theroux
    The read: The Girl on the Train
    Sure, the movie stars Emily Blunt (and let’s be honest, we’d watch her in anything), but we also live for a good whodunit. Enter this physiological thriller about Rachel, an unemployed, alcoholic divorcée obsessed with the life of a perfect couple that she watches everyday from the train – until the woman goes missing.
     
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    The Light Between Oceans

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender
    The read: The Light Between Oceans
    Real-life loves Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in this 1920s-set movie about newlywed couple Tom and Isabel who are having trouble conceiving. Tom finds a shipwrecked boat and the sole survivor, a baby girl they decide to raise as their own.
     
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    Sully

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart
    The read: Sully: My Search for What Really Matters
    Tom Hanks is in his element (complicated-yet-heroic protagonist) as Captain Chelsey Sullenberger in this biopic about the pilot who performed an emergency landing on the Hudson River after his plane hit a flock of geese.
     
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    Deepwater Horizon

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson
    The read: Deepwater Horizon’ Final Hours
    Twelve men died in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, but until now, their stories have gone untold. This film adaption takes us through the real-life events leading up to and directly following the tragedy. Kate Hudson, who we caught up with during the film’s TIFF premiere, and her dad Kurt Russell star in the movie.
     
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    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Eva Green and Asa Butterfield
    The read: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
    Nothing is quite what it seems in this fantasy film. Teenager Jake travels to Wales to find the orphanage his late grandfather grew up in…and discovers a portal that takes him back to 1943.
     
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    Snowden

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley
    The read: The Snowden Files
    We all remember when Edward Snowden leaked classified NSA documents about mass surveillance of U.S. citizens, but how much do you really know about who is watching you? This thriller follows Snowden’s career and explains what exactly the leaked documents mean for the everyday person. Cue all the paranoia.
     
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    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders
    The read: Never Go Back
    Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns to his old police unit only to find himself a homicide suspect, his friend Susan Turner accused of espionage, and that he may be a father? Oh yah, and he also has to expose a government conspiracy to clear his name. Talk about a long day.
     
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    I'm Not Ashamed

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Masey McLain
    The read: The Journals of Rachel Scott
    Rachel Scott was the first victim in the Columbine school shooting. This biography explores her life leading up to that day, and the anti-bullying campaign inspired by her death.
     
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    Inferno

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    Release date: Now in theatres
    Starring: Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones
    The read: Inferno
    It’s a busy fall for Tom Hanks. In addition to Sully, he’s back as Robert Langdon in the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno. The Harvard professor is swept up in yet another race-against-the clock mystery where he must decipher ancient symbols and clues to save the world from a man-made plague.
     
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    Doctor Strange

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    Release date: November 4
    Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel McAdams
    The read: Doctor Strange comic books
    Beloved Brit Benedict Cumberbatch brings to life Marvel Comics' Doctor Strange as he faces off against his nemesis Baron Mordo in the superhero’s first feature movie.
     
     
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    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

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    Release date: November 11
    Starring: Kristen Stewart and Joe Alwyn
    The read: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
    This film – directed by Ang Lee and starring a list of Hollywood heavyweights including Kirsten Stewart, Steve Martin and Garret Hedlund – is already getting Oscar buzz. Newcomer Joe Alwyn plays Billy Lynn, a soldier who returns from Iraq to find everything, including himself, has changed. 
     
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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    Release date: November 18
    Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller and Katherine Waterston
    The read: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    Potterheads have been counting down to this Harry Potter prequel since the book was released in 2001. The plot takes place wayyyy before Harry and company were gallivanting around Hogwarts – and on a completely different continent. Set in early 20th-century America, our hero is Newt Scamander, a zoologist for the Ministry of Magic who is trying to capture dangerous magical creatures in a city where the wizarding community is already at risk of being exposed.
     
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